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  • September is National Preparedness Month, and you don’t have to look far to find businesses and households dealing directly with the subject. Emergency preparedness is no longer the concern of only those located on the coast of Texas or Louisiana facing hurricanes, or in California’s earthquake zone, or in the Midwestern tornado alley. Last week’s observance of the Sept. 11...
  • Innovative way to install glass panels
     C.R.Laurence's variety of glass railing and windscreen systems provide glass professionals with many choices and installation methods. The company recently developed a proprietary glass installation system that reduces installation time by 50 percent. The Dry Glaze Taper-Loc System uses a horizontal taper lock design, rather than a vertical wedge system.Designed to self-center the glass...
  • Riverpoint Center in Phoenix
    The $107 million, 630,000-square-foot Riverpoint Center, completed in November 2007, provides office space for more than 6,000 workers employed by Apollo Group's corporate headquarters and online operations that support the University of Phoenix and other educational programs. Three new buildings, one 10-story and two six-story, were constructed on a 37-acre site.Architects designed the buildings...
  • Good hires are more than just a strong resume
    Industry managers say hiring an applicant with a personality that will fit with the company team can be more beneficial than simply hiring someone with a strong skill set.  Larger lite sizes with low-emissivity coatings often necessitate that the products be heat-strengthened or tempered to prevent thermal or mechanical stress breakage  
  • Survey shows members use common strategies
    The 2007 NGA Competitiveness Survey examined the operations practices and performance metrics of contract glaziers, glass manufacturers and dealers/retailers.
  • What effect has the credit crunch had on your company and/or customers?
    CommercialMichael Haber, managing partnerW&W Glass, Nanuet, N.Y.The current credit crisis is having a profound effect on our business on several fronts. One of the first things that we have experienced is the difficulty in getting paid in a timely manner due to the extensive reporting requirements requested from the various lending institutions. We have also seen several projects put on hold...
  • Tempered, sputtered low-E products present challenges, provide solutions
    For more than 30 years, fabricators and float glass manufacturers have worked to come up with solutions that satisfy architects.
  • Sin City to host sixth annual show
    GlassBuild America, the Glass, Window & Door Expo will be back at the Las Vegas Convention Center Oct. 6-8.
  • What avocados, rib eye and glass have in common
    The global supply chain is reverberating. Recent news articles point to economic strain in China.
  • Tropical storms and hurricanes, Midwest flooding and California wildfires highlight the need for business owners to have adequate insurance coverage to cope with damages caused by such catastrophes.When you think of property damage, damaged roof, broken windows or cleaning up debris from fallen trees come to mind. But what if your business is without power for more than a brief period? Or...
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    Great Glazing: Custom interior officeThis commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels suspended from the ceiling. Created by Tulsa artist May Yang, the mural is based on local Oklahoma themes, transitioning from rural landscape to the Tulsa skyline.   Great Glazing: Joliet Junior College Campus...
  • A look at the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products, broken down by sales volume, number of locations and product offering. 
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